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Robin Williams dead at 63
Entertainment Weekly Magazine, by Nicole Sperling

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 8/11/2014 7:00:04 PM

Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams died this morning at 63. While his publicist wouldn’t confirm that it was a suicide, they did issue this statement. “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.” Williams, who won an Oscar for his supporting role in Good Will Hunting, will reprise his role as Theodore Roosevelt in the third installment of Night at the Museum this December. He had recently signed on to reprise his

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Reply 1 - Posted by: cmardh, 8/11/2014 7:03:39 PM     (No. 9962041)

Too bad. You just can´t burn white hot forever.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/11/2014 7:04:09 PM     (No. 9962042)

Oh no. Robin Williams was a comic genius, one of a kind. In the past he did include in his routine references to cocaine. Is that what did him in? We´ll find out soon. RIP, Robin.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 8/11/2014 7:05:33 PM     (No. 9962043)

What a shame. I´m old enough to remember his first appearance on Happy Days.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Videodrone, 8/11/2014 7:07:35 PM     (No. 9962048)

Damm,

funny and frustrating chap to work with (it was long ago before his "Mork for Ork" period) there were times during a take he would just "go off" and leave the entire crew in stitches, the out-take reels were often far funner than what got kept

Rip Robin

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/11/2014 7:07:39 PM     (No. 9962049)

Very tragic. It puts a sad note on all his comedic appearances. I remember watching Mrs. Doubtfire with my grandmother. I never saw her laugh so hard. Rest in peace.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 8/11/2014 7:07:59 PM     (No. 9962051)

Very sad. I had a hard time disassociating him from his Mork character but always appreciated his work.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/11/2014 7:09:54 PM     (No. 9962052)

There never was and never will be another like him. RIP.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/11/2014 7:11:35 PM     (No. 9962054)

There is nothing worse than severe depression. Prayers for him and his family, so very, very sad. God bless and rest in peace.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LouD, 8/11/2014 7:12:14 PM     (No. 9962055)

He was like so many other comedians in that with an adult audience he was gross. I remember going to a performance by Frankie Fontaine in which he was on for an hour without one off-color story. This was in a nightclub, yet he kept a crowd of drinkers in stitches. Too bad Robin Williams couldn´t do that.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/11/2014 7:13:16 PM     (No. 9962056)

Just had to remember World According to Garp....one of my very faves.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: huskerchick, 8/11/2014 7:17:37 PM     (No. 9962061)

So sad. Love him in Patch Adams.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/11/2014 7:18:43 PM     (No. 9962062)

Condolences to his family and friends.

Everyone thought he was great, and I guess he was, but he wasn´t everyone´s cup of tea. I never liked him, and I don´t know why.

But it´s sad that someone so young and talented appeared to be so unhappy in his personal life.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: youngtexan, 8/11/2014 7:18:59 PM     (No. 9962063)

Wow. They said that it could be suicide.RIP.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 8/11/2014 7:21:40 PM     (No. 9962070)

Very sorry for his family. RIP.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jalo1951, 8/11/2014 7:22:06 PM     (No. 9962071)

"The Birdcage" never failed to make me laugh out loud. He must have been in a very dark place. So sorry someone was not able to help him. Rip. Dear Lord welcome him home and heal his sad heart. He has touched millions upon millions with his talent. Time to rest.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 8/11/2014 7:22:13 PM     (No. 9962072)

Wow, just heard and am stunned. Was just thinking about RW yesterday and The World According to Garp. I grew-up watching Mork & Mindy...this one´s tough

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 8/11/2014 7:23:55 PM     (No. 9962076)

So tragic. His comic role model, Jonathan Winters, also suffered from bouts of depression.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mossley, 8/11/2014 7:24:06 PM     (No. 9962077)

#2, it´s well known he was a cocaine addict for years. He stated himself that he was constantly high while doing his Mork character, which is why everything he did was improv. He recently went back in to rehab for help staying sober. Depression is a horrible condition. Prayers to his family.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/11/2014 7:28:36 PM     (No. 9962078)

Oh damn........

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/11/2014 7:29:24 PM     (No. 9962080)

I heard on the radio that he had recently went to a drug and alcohol treatment rehab. Apparently he was battling an addiction or alcoholism or both. He chose the permanent solution to a temporary problem. I am heartbroken for him, his family and fans. He was such a funny man. One of the all time comedy greats. His mentor was Johnathan Winter, and when those two were together it was absolutely comedic genius unfolding for all to behold. Pass the Kleenex. I am crying like a baby right now. RIP Robin and God bless you.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 8/11/2014 7:29:51 PM     (No. 9962081)

He was always a bit too frantic for me as far as his comedy goes,however, I really liked him in dramatic roles.

"Dead Poet´s Society" was one of my favorites.

It´s not surprising that the "hyper-creative" person has mental illness. It´s so tragic for those who loved him.

R.I.P. and prayers for his family.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: plex, 8/11/2014 7:29:58 PM     (No. 9962082)

This loss coupled with the loss of Jonathan Winters last year means that the two best improv comedians are gone. The times when the two of them were together playing off each other were outrageous. When they were together on Mork I wondered how Pam Dawber managed.

Good morning Vietnam!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/11/2014 7:33:30 PM     (No. 9962086)

Apparently it was a suicide, or at least that it what Fox is reporting. Awful for his loved ones. He was never able to shake his addictions.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Italiano, 8/11/2014 7:34:33 PM     (No. 9962087)

Wasn´t he with John Belushi that last night at the Chateau Marmont?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 8/11/2014 7:35:21 PM     (No. 9962089)

I am sorry to hear of Robin William´s death. However, there are two people that will feel this sting and most will not make the connection. First, it will be Sarah Michelle Gellar who last worked with him in a TV series. And, then there´s her husband, Freddie Prince, Jr., whose father also took his own life. There are many untold "victims" when someone commits suicide, unfortunately.

R.I.P., Robin.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: vrb8m, 8/11/2014 7:40:48 PM     (No. 9962095)

Stunned.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 8/11/2014 7:42:55 PM     (No. 9962097)

One other thing. To show his depth, as funny as he mostly portrayed himself in movies, one stands out always to me. In "The Fisher King," I was amazed that he had me weeping uncontrollably when he finally told his story at the end of his great loss.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: RKfree2b, 8/11/2014 7:43:20 PM     (No. 9962098)

May his family receive comfort as they grieve losing him.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 8/11/2014 7:57:34 PM     (No. 9962116)

My favorite has always been The Birdcage. He and Nathan Lane together were perfect.

However, his live tv appearances were just too frantic for me. We never appreciated his performances on late night talk shows, taking over the entire show even after his interview was over and never allowing the other guests to get a word in. Maybe he just couldn´t help himself. Prayers for his family.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 8/11/2014 7:59:21 PM     (No. 9962120)

He was an extraordinarily funny guy of immense talent. He was as funny as his mentor Jonathan Winters. On the reporting on Fox they said that he and Winters went up into Winters´ attic and just picked up various things and did riffs on them. Wouldn´t you have loved to been a fly on the wall? Sadly, the two of them both had their own mental demons. I can still laugh when I watch the hilarious, touching Mrs. Doubtfire. He was also such a talented actor in serious roles. RIP Robin.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: snapper451, 8/11/2014 7:59:38 PM     (No. 9962121)

Very sad. For trod families that have faced suicides this opens wounds. May he rest in peace but may God also bring those who he hurt by doing this peace.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 8/11/2014 8:05:39 PM     (No. 9962128)

Loved The Birdcage. However his personal appearances and interviews were just too frantic for my taste.

FTA: the Sheriff’s office suspects the death to be “suicide due to asphyxia".

I´m sorry for being dense - but what could that mean???

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/11/2014 8:08:56 PM     (No. 9962130)

This is one that makes me feel like calling old friends and crying. I did like his frantic comedy. But whether I liked everything he did or not, or his politics - I loved HIM. Sympathies to his family...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/11/2014 8:09:37 PM     (No. 9962131)

I experienced healing from a great grief watching Williams in ´´Awakenings´´ when I thought I would never cry or laugh again. Rest in peace, Beloved Giant of Comedy.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/11/2014 8:12:08 PM     (No. 9962135)

He´s the one who came up the gag for when you really just have to "chillax baby"

Should have had a bottle on him at all times.

http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608047299261304521&pid=15.1&P=0

RIP man, you were great.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/11/2014 8:12:09 PM     (No. 9962137)

#32, my guess would be that he hung himself. In hanging, if the drop is far enough and fast enough, the neck breaks. If it´s short or too slow, one dies of asphyxiation.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/11/2014 8:14:30 PM     (No. 9962140)

He was a very inventive and funny man.

A disciple of Jonathan Winters - - he was a great improviser and outside-the-box performer.

Not a very good comedic actor - - and a troubled man - - but - - he did make me laugh many times.

RIP and nanoo-nanoo, Robin.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: chumley, 8/11/2014 8:18:51 PM     (No. 9962143)

As often is the case, I go along with #12. I didnt much care for his comedy. He would ricochet off the walls and leave me scratching my head.
I am one of the most socially "relaxed" L Dotters around and found Garp offensive and depressing from beginning to end.

In interviews he seemed like a very troubled soul. I hope he can find rest.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 8/11/2014 8:18:52 PM     (No. 9962144)

Recently re-watched ´The Larry Sanders Show´ with Williams starring as himself (of course).

Public speaking is one of most people´s greatest fears. A comic has to overcome this fright and usually has his act timed and planned down to the second.

Contrast this with Williams who would knock a host and an audience dead with his stream-of-consciousness madness that was as funny as it was creative. This is a man who was at his best on the high wire without a net.

But manic behavior is often accompanied by a manic personality and of course the Hollywood drug scene didn´t help (although we must admit it did produce some astounding comedy).

He seemed to be two people: actor and comedian and while his acting (e.g. Dead Poets Society) displayed a fair amount of depth and complexity his comedic talents were unique.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Jntsrgn, 8/11/2014 8:22:07 PM     (No. 9962147)

Meh. So many struggle far worse with far fewer resources and yet still persevere. He is a coward for what he has done. No sympathy for him only for those he has hurt.
PS: most overrated comic ever.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: suejeanne, 8/11/2014 8:23:50 PM     (No. 9962148)

What #19 said . . .

I had accumulated quite a few VHS tapes of his movies - could always count on a good laugh when I popped one of those in the machine - so many great ones, but really loved "Cadillac Man".

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Reply 42 - Posted by: PageTurner, 8/11/2014 8:24:46 PM     (No. 9962149)

LAT is reporting suicide.

He was awesome in Moscow on the Hudson with Maria Conchita Alonso. How very sad it ended like this.

RIP

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Reply 43 - Posted by: question_complexity, 8/11/2014 8:34:08 PM     (No. 9962163)

Maybe finding himself in a world without Jonathan Winters was just the final straw.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: mabeldog, 8/11/2014 8:42:17 PM     (No. 9962170)

"Dying is easy comedy is hard"

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Reply 45 - Posted by: MinnesotaWildman, 8/11/2014 8:46:18 PM     (No. 9962174)

Hard to fathom. So difficult to trying to ascribe rational logic to something so unnatural as taking your own life. RIP. We will miss your brilliant genius. And get some therapy #41. You disgust me.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: harleynyc, 8/11/2014 8:51:34 PM     (No. 9962181)

I hope a cable station does a marathon of his movies.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/11/2014 8:51:58 PM     (No. 9962182)

Sadly, as talented as he was, he was also a hard-core liberal.

From what I see more and more, liberals just get to be totally miserable the older they get. So many of them have everything (fame, fortune, talent, etc), but they feel "liberal guilt" for being successful, and equally miserable that they can´t make all of us feel the same way that they do.

I know there is probably a lot more to it than just that, but, sadly, I just wasn´t shocked to hear that he was suffering from depression.

Rest if peace, Mork (nanu nanu)!!! You don´t have to worry about it any more...

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Reply 48 - Posted by: snakeoil, 8/11/2014 8:53:36 PM     (No. 9962185)

Robin Williams was one of the Hollywood types who went overseas to entertain the troops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD9QAAEfQEA

He would always crack me up on Carson.

RIP Funny Man.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: kiwinews, 8/11/2014 8:54:12 PM     (No. 9962186)

Here he is in his salad days in a bit on the Carol Burnett Show. You can tell where he goes off into improv, and just see the wheels turning in her head as she decides to go with it and show him a real pro at work. Fabulous encounter and I´m sure a great chance for a beginner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfDyTUiL8xs&list=PL9AE7024862C3F1D4

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Reply 50 - Posted by: ragu, 8/11/2014 8:58:53 PM     (No. 9962190)

Rest In Peace, Robin. Thank you for the laughter. Condolences to his family, friends and fans.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: 4Justice, 8/11/2014 9:08:00 PM     (No. 9962200)

He wasn´t really my style either but I did enjoy watching some of his work and did admire his improvisational genius. Yes, I remember watching Mork & Mindy way back when. Those were fun days. He will be missed. Rest in peace, Robin.

#25, suicide is very hard on the surviving loved ones. I had a friend who calls it the most selfish act one can make. I guess I can understand her feelings (her husband killed himself in front of her). Personally, I am not sure how to process it. I lost my best and closest friend of 14 years to suicide about 6 years ago...

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Reply 52 - Posted by: dman, 8/11/2014 9:14:33 PM     (No. 9962212)

Robin Williams and Jonathon Winters were two of my all-time favorites. You just couldn´t get any funnier than they were. This is just a sad reminder of the hidden pain that even the outwardly happiest people sometimes bear.

Pray that they are "cutting up" in heaven and giving the Lord a few belly laughs.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Hermoine, 8/11/2014 9:17:18 PM     (No. 9962217)

Was just talking about him this weekend and how one of the funniest bits on golf I´ve ever seen was from Robin Williams as part of his "Robin Williams on Broadway."

The language is colorful, to say the least, but it´s hysterical, especially when you think about the "invention of golf."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcnFbCCgTo4

He will be deeply missed...truly one of my favorite funny guys!

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Reply 54 - Posted by: MHR, 8/11/2014 9:51:14 PM     (No. 9962266)

He and Jonathan Winters broke the mold, God they were funny funny men. Rest in peace, we´re all so sad to lose you way too soon.

#41 didn´t anyone ever teach to you say nothing if you couldn´t say something nice at all? Obviously not.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Shells, 8/11/2014 10:26:18 PM     (No. 9962301)

He did tons of great work for St. Jude´s Children´s Hospital. Hands on stuff with the kids, not just fund raising.

He entertained the troops overseas, and sincerely appreciated their sacrifices.

He moved audiences with his serious performances (Dead Poets Society, etc.) and made millions upon millions of people laugh. In this sick world. He made people laugh. Hello? Have you seen The Birdcage?

And it´s clear now that he was a tortured soul through it all.

Forget politics. I really and truly hope he is resting peacefully.

P.S. #41. I´m sorry for your pain. This clearly struck a nerve with you.



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Reply 56 - Posted by: MHR, 8/11/2014 10:47:55 PM     (No. 9962327)

Birdcage....OMG

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Reply 57 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 8/11/2014 11:55:11 PM     (No. 9962397)

A great talent . . . he had many similar characteristics of Jonathan Winters - quick wit, spontaneous, non scripted, wound up . . . his off-the-field problems also mirrored Winters . . . RIP.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/12/2014 12:45:21 AM     (No. 9962412)

Like many here have stated "He wore me out." A little of Robin went a very long way. He was up and going constantly ....stressful to watch. He was wonderful in the film "What Dreams May Come" with Cuba Gooding Jr. That story is a tearful fantasy full of color and the story line is Robin dies unexpectedly leaving behind his wife and two children. When an accident takes his two children, his wife. overcome with grief commits suicide. On the other side Robbin and his kids start out on a journey to save his wife...now in purgatory of lost souls. The movie ends well and on an upbeat note. It is one movie with Williams worth watching more than once. RIP Robin Condolences to your family and friends.

Only one other actor comes to mind which is as over the top as Robin. That would be Jim Carey. Watching him for 5 minutes is enough, but did enjoy him in ´The Truman Show´

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Reply 59 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/12/2014 1:38:10 AM     (No. 9962437)

I am with 55 and 56. What an amazing talent. Just like Jonathan Winters, no matter how crazy they could be, I thought it quite evident there was a very vulnerable tender hearted man not far under the surface. He must have been in terrible torment and pain to resort to such an act. May the God of All Comfort wrap His arms round the wife, children and dear friends tonite.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/12/2014 3:16:13 AM     (No. 9962481)

About 24 years ago, I played blackjack at the same table as Mr Williams for about an hour. He sat down at our table, played quietly, nobody bothered him, and he didn´t act any differently than anyone else at the table. It was a little surreal, really. I´ll never forget when he left the table, the waitress came back with his drink he had ordered (they´re free) and he was gone. But he still left a $5 chip for her -- he left a $5 chip for all the drinks he got from here -- about 4 or 5 in the hour he was there, as I recall. She was so thrilled! He made her day thats for sure.


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Reply 61 - Posted by: broken01, 8/12/2014 7:07:18 AM     (No. 9962564)

Where to start this this guy. Robin Williams was a great comic genius who died too soon. I´m old enough to remmember his episode on Happy Days where he was more powerful than the Fonz(those of you who watched that show know what I´m talking about). His standups were pure gold and I also remember his joke about golf. He was so good in all of his movies but my all time favorites was Bicentennial Man, Good Will Hunting and Alladin. Sadly he did have his demons and he mentioned them often. He also did charity work for the homeless and the troops. May you finally rest in peace Mork from Ork na nuh, na nuh.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 8/12/2014 9:21:34 AM     (No. 9962750)

When watching his movies, I always had the impression it was more than just a part for him. You were actually seeing a part of him.

I also recall seeing him doing improv and being funny and then turning real negative for a moment and then go back to being funny. What was that all about? Was there another side to him? His own personal demons peeking out?

He seemed to have a very strong personality, and I wondered if it eclipsed the people around him. Did he find relationships difficult?

I got the impression he just wanted to be accepted.

Too bad. So very sad. Rest well.

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Former Virginia senator Jim Webb said today he is "seriously" considering a 2016 presidential bid, and will make a decision within the next two to five months. "I am seriously looking at the possibility of running for president," Webb, a Democrat, said in an appearance at the National Press Club. "We´ve had a lot of discussions among people I respect and trust about the future of this country, and we´re going to continue to have these discussions over the next two to five months," he said. The ´Aunt Lena test´: Why Jim Webb´s great-aunt would not allow him in her

Ginsburg: Calls for me to retire ‘misguided’
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Peter Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/23/2014 5:02:39 PM     Post Reply
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said those pushing for her to retire are “misguided,” arguing that President Obama could not appoint a similar replacement to the bench in an interview published Tuesday. Ginsburg, at 81, is the oldest member of the Court. Some on the left have suggested that she might retire while Obama is in office, to guarantee that a Democratic president could appoint her successor. Ginsburg has said before that she is "likely to remain for a while," but offered insight on her reasoning in an interview with Elle magazine. "[A]nybody who thinks that if I step

Activists plan to shut
down NY stock exchange
CNN, by Ben Rooney    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/22/2014 10:28:28 AM     Post Reply
Hundreds of environmentalists plan to "shut down" the New York Stock Exchange later Tuesday to protest the relationship between global warming and Big Business. Scores of protesters had already gathered in lower Manhattan early Tuesday for an event dubbed #FloodWallStreet. They planned to march a few blocks north to Wall Street and stage a "sit-in" until forced to leave. Their beef: the fossil fuels industry and other companies are profiting at the expense of the environment. The activists said they were willing to be arrested to drive home the link between global capitalism and worsening climate change.

Obama tries Reagan touch
on economy, but wages weigh
Reuters, by Jason Lange and Roberta Rampton    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/22/2014 10:03:43 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democrats ahead of November´s congressional elections, has twice invoked Ronald Reagan´s seminal campaign question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Framing the debate like that helped Reagan twice - in 1980 when he beat incumbent Jimmy Carter, and then again in 1984 when he won re-election during an economic upswing. But a similar message has failed to resonate for Obama primarily for one reason: while he stresses the economy has improved in almost every aspect on his watch, average family incomes have slipped. Between 2009 when Obama took office

Islamic State urges attacks on U.S.,
French citizens, taunts Obama
Reuters, by Yada Bayoumy    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/22/2014 9:48:14 AM     Post Reply
Islamic State urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the militant group.(snip) Addressing Obama directly, Adnani added: "O mule of the Jews, you claimed today that America would not be drawn into a war on the ground. No, it will be drawn and dragged ... to its death, grave and destruction." Obama, who has spent much of his tenure extracting the United States from Iraq after its costly 2003 invasion and occupation, is sensitive to charges that he is being drawn into another

´Flood Wall Street´ protesters will
try to shut down Stock Exchange
New York Post, by Rebecca Harshbarger    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/21/2014 7:36:13 PM     Post Reply
Green activists plan to try to shut down the New York Stock Exchange on Monday as part of a “Flood Wall Street” movement. The group will be dressed in blue and meet at 9 a.m. in Battery Park to listen to speakers such as writer Naomi Klein before gathering for a mass sit-in on the steps of the exchange. The protesters will carry a 300-foot banner that says “Capitalism = Climate Chaos. Flood Wall Street.” The gathering comes after the massive People’s Climate March in Manhattan on Sunday, where tens of thousands of people marched from Columbus Circle to 34th

NYPD Officer Michael Williams killed,
8 officers hurt in police van crash
New York Daily News, by John Asbury and Emily Ngo    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/21/2014 6:18:54 PM     Post Reply
A NYPD officer was killed and eight other officers were injured when a police van crashed Sunday morning in the Bronx. (snip) The officers were heading to special detail for Monday´s General Assembly at the United Nations and a climate change march in Manhattan when the van crashed into the barrier. Williams was with the Police Officer Peer Program, a police spokesman said. He started with the force, in the police academy in January and graduated from in June, when he hit the streets. De Blasio and Bratton were speakers at the graduation.

26 Amazing Photos From The People’s
Climate Marches Around The World
MTV News, by Alicia Lutes    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/21/2014 3:50:58 PM     Post Reply
Activists and concerned citizens alike gathered in droves in New York City and across the globe on Sunday (September 21) for worldwide marches against climate change. Dubbed The People’s Climate March, thousands of people, celebrities, and political leaders made their way up and down the city streets to make their position known leading up to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s climate change summit. More than 120 world leaders will gather to discuss the very real dangers that climate change possesses, and thanks to the messages in these 26 photos (and 1 video!), even those of us who could not attend can

Pope Francis calls on Muslims to
condemn extremists who ‘pervert’
religion to justify violence
Associated Press, by Lazar Semini and Nicole Winfield    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/21/2014 3:33:10 PM     Post Reply
Pope Francis called Sunday for Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who “pervert” religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith harmony for the rest of the world. “To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the name of God is inhuman,” Francis told representatives of Albania’s Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic communities during a half-day visit to Tirana in which he recalled the brutal persecution people of all faiths suffered under communism. Francis wept when he heard the testimony of

11 convicted and sentenced in
$3.6 million food stamp fraud
Providence Journal (RI), by Zachary Malinowski    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/21/2014 3:23:21 PM     Post Reply
PROVIDENCE _ Eleven people who were arrested last fall following a two-year investigation into a $3.6 million food stamp fraud scheme have been convicted of federal crimes and sentenced to prison terms. (snip) Amir Rasheed, owner of Stop & Go, a convenience store in Providence, pleaded guilty in February to conspiring to defraud the food stamp program, food stamp fraud and money laundering. He was sentenced on Friday to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay the government $400,000 in restitution. Karuna Mehta, the manager of Stop & Go, pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to



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OBAMA: “Wherever I See Folks,
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Gateway Pundit, by Kristinn Taylor    Original Article
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President Obama spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. According to a White House transcript of the speech, Obama said the following: “All around the country, wherever I see folks, they always say, oh, Barack, we’re praying for you – boy, you’re so great; look, you got all gray hair, you looking tired. (Laughter.) We’re praying for you. Which I appreciate…” Here’s the video:(Snip for video)Obama must only be getting his feedback on the golf course as the rest of the country doesn’t think he’s so great these days. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released last week had

Report: Obama Has Missed over Half
His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

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Breitbart National Security, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 9/30/2014 7:44:05 AM     Post Reply
A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second. The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at

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Truth Revolt, by Bradford Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 7:18:59 PM     Post Reply
The L.A. Times is warning that the “worst is yet to come” if a grand jury fails to indict white officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing black 18-year-old Michael Brown. If the grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed Michael Brown, almost everyone here thinks things will get worse. “They’re not going to be looting next time,” said Kevin Seltzer, 30, who lives at an apartment complex near where Brown, 18, was shot. “They’re going to burn the city down.” The article highlights recent indications that the city is “far from finding peace,” including continued clashes with officers, the shooting

Wallace to Ben Carson: Wouldn’t You
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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
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Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked neurosurgeon and GOP novelty Ben Carson, who is very vocally teasing a presidential run, if his inexperience disqualified him from the office, especially given the results of Obama’s alleged inexperience. “After looking at Barack Obama and what’s happened with his lack of political experience over the last six years, wouldn’t putting Ben Carson in the Oval Office be akin to putting a politician in an operating room and having him perform one of your brain surgeries?” Wallace asked. Shockingly, Carson said no. “I think what is required for leadership is wisdom and the

Obama says Michael Brown’s
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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
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President Obama said the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer last month in Ferguson, Missouri, exposed the racial divide in the American justice system that “stains the heart of black children.” Speaking at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington on Saturday night, Mr. Obama said the death of Michael Brown “awakened our nation” to a reality that black citizens already understood. “In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement,” Mr. Obama said. “Too many young men of color feel targeted by law

Obama: ‘Most Americans’
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Washington Times, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
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For President Obama, the color of a man’s skin is far more important than the content of his character. On the night when a police officer was shot in a Missouri town torn by racial strife, the president donned a shiny tuxedo to attend a ritzy black awards dinner, where he said police nationwide are to blame for community mistrust, even claiming that “most Americans” think the country is racist. Remember, when Ferguson exploded in racial rage in August, Mr. Obama chose not to curtail his 15-day vacation, spending day after day on the golf course in the white-skinned, white-wined, millionaire playground

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Washington Post, by Carol D. Leonnig    Original Article
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Obama: U.S. underestimated
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CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/28/2014 2:25:32 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. had expected the Iraqi army to do more against extremists, president says in acknowledgment of intelligence shortcomings. President Obama acknowledged that the U.S. underestimated the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also called ISIL) and overestimated the ability of the Iraqi military to fend off the militant group in an interview that will air Sunday on 60 Minutes. The president was asked by 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft about comments from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who has said the U.S. not only underestimated ISIS, it also overestimated the ability and will of the

Cornyn to PJM: Time for ‘Arguments
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PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — The Senate’s minority whip is confident about Republicans being the majority in the 114th Congress — if conservatives can set aside differences and work to combat the massive influx of donor cash that has Democratic campaigns ahead in the money race. Only in the majority, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) stresses, can conservatives make headway on tamping down overregulation, repealing and replacing Obamacare, securing the “chaotic” border, getting Keystone XL moving, and bringing civilized debate back to the upper chamber. And only by realizing the gravity of the battle for November, he argues, can Republicans relegate Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

Secret Service ´was unaware for
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Daily Mail [UK], by Sophie Jane Evans    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/28/2014 10:38:21 PM     Post Reply
The Secret Service was unaware for four days that a man had fired a high-powered rifle at the White House in 2011 in a ´fumbled´ response that left the Obamas furious, says a new report. Officers allegedly performed a string of security lapses after Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez shot at least seven bullets at the executive mansion in Washington from his car. At the time, President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their older daughter Malia were not at home, but their younger daughter Sasha and Mrs Obama´s mother, Marian Robinson, were inside. It comes as the Secret Service is facing more questions over

Obama: The Country Is Better
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Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/29/2014 10:10:27 AM     Post Reply
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Justice Department expected to ban
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Washington Examiner, by Mark Flatten    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/28/2014 1:48:41 PM     Post Reply
The Justice Department is expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement. Counter-terror investigators would be barred from undercover operations in mosques or other religious institutions unless there is reason to believe criminal activity is going on there, under a new policy expected within weeks. The new rules would ban profiling based on religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation and includes no exemption for national security investigations, the Los Angeles Times reports. The announcement of the new policy to crack down on law enforcement profiling was delayed for several months because of White House


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